The Hygiene Bank

Engaging on healthcare access with The Hygiene Bank

We know that basic hygiene is the foundation of good health and wellbeing and feeling clean should not be a privilege for anyone in today’s society. Our founder, Jesse Boot believed everyone should have access to soap and a sponge. At Boots, we’re addressing hygiene inequity through our pioneering partnership with The Hygiene Bank, with a shared ambition to close the hygiene poverty gap. We became a founding partner with the Hygiene Bank in 2018 and together we are collaborating to destigmatise hygiene poverty and provide essential personal care products to those who need it most.

We have donation points in around 700 of our stores. Once we’ve gathered donations, The Hygiene Bank will redistribute the products to schools, charities, local authority services and voluntary organisations in your local area. Boots have committed that for every kilogram of products donated by customers, we will match this by donating at least one full sized product.

Educational Resources

We work alongside The Hygiene Bank to help young people get to grips with the issue of hygiene poverty and understand how they can support vulnerable people in their communities. Through National Hygiene Week and our Back to School campaigns we provide educational resources for primary and secondary school pupils. Download our resources below.